Affection Stations

Created to express the ideas and experiences intended by the vision of my thesis work, Affection Research Lab; which focused on utilizing the intrinsic nature of electronic objects to alter our perception of them beyond the utilitarian. This installation focused on the pervasive devices of 2012.

Affection Stations

The Affection Stations incite the designing of electronic residuals, being productive with it, designing the incidental sound, designing noise. They are for the public. They are a means to poetically inform our generation and of those to come, of the materiality of our time. They are a means to express the possibilities of new relationships with our devices — a paradigm shift on how they are constructed physically and computationally. They embrace the inevitable electromagnetic spectrum, and poetically unveil a critical realm for design to take hold. They allow us to accept that our devices are more organic and unique than we believe, and proposes a new level of digital transparency which may inform the social development and interactions between humans and computers.

Six Affection Stations were designed and installed at various times and locations at Art Center College of Design. They have been broken into two categories: Primary and Secondary Stations:

Primary Stations:
Sound Station
Light Station
Kinetic Station

Secondary Stations:
Opera Station
Oracle Station
Whispering Station